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Airfares from $480 One Way, $785 Round Trip from Cape Town to New York

Prices starting at $785 for return flights and $480 for one-way flights to New York were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

More About Flying To New York from Cape Town

Route Information for Flights from Cape Town to New York

Origin Airport IATA Code CPT
Destination Airport IATA Code NYC
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Finding Flights from Cape Town to New York

Cape Town International Airport

Planning a trip can often be a challenge for those on a budget. Orbitz.com can help travelers locate cheap flights from Cape Town. Cape Town International Airport is located approximately 12 miles from downtown Cape Town. Twenty-one airlines service the Cape Town International Airport, including Virgin Atlantic Airlines, South African and British Airways.

Parking at the Airport

Public car parks are owned by ACSA. Valet vehicles are available to and from these parks to the main airport terminal. Two parkades are located on both sides of the Transport plaza, and shuttles are available to and from the parkades to the airport main terminal. Both short-term and long-term parking are available, and rates are charged by the hour or by the day.

Transportation to the Airport

Passengers with special needs can access the Landslide hotline at the airport for assistance in getting to the terminal. The CITI shuttle provides transportation to and from the airport from various locations around Cape Town. Taxis provide metered rides from anywhere in the city, and many hotels offer free shuttle services to and from the airport for their customers. Orbitz.com can help locate the best deals on rental cars.

Restaurants at Cape Town International

There are a variety of dining options at Cape Town International Airport. Dulce Café offers a selection of coffee, tea and pastries. Mugg and Bean offers a variety of blended coffees and grilled breakfast sandwiches, and the Vida Café has a selection of sit down breakfast menu items. Orbitz.com can help travelers in planning their next vacation by locating the cheapest flights from Cape Town.

New York Airport Information

There are two major airports, John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and LaGuardia, that service travelers flying into New York City. When you use Orbitz.com to book your flights to New York, you will be able to choose from almost every major domestic and international air passenger carrier. LaGuardia Airport is roughly nine miles east of Manhattan, while JFK is almost 20 miles to the southeast. If you can't find the flight that you want, you can also fly into Newark International Airport, roughly 19 miles northeast of Manhattan.

Ground Transportation in New York

New York has plenty of public transportation, so getting around should be fairly easy. If you fly into LaGuardia, you will have to take a taxi, bus, or shared van for at least a portion of the trip, because there is no rail or subway service from the airport. Expect a cab ride from LaGuardia to Manhattan to cost anywhere from $20 to $40. Although JFK is further from the city, you can hop on the AirTrain, which will take you to the subway or the Long Island Railroad. If you choose to take a cab from JFK into Manhattan, expect to pay $45 or more for the ride. You will also be responsible for any tolls that are incurred during the trip. If you use Orbitz.com to book your hotel, you may be able to find one that offers free shuttle service to and from the airport.

New York Area Weather Information

New York tends to be cold in the winter, wet in the spring and humid in the summer. Winter temperatures fluctuate between the 20s and 30s, while summer temperatures can soar to the 90s. New York City averages 27 inches of snow each winter, so be sure to pack your parka and snow boots if you plan to be there between November and February. Use the Orbitz.com travel planner to put together your itinerary and choose a temperate time to visit the city.

What to Do in New York

New York City is an urban adventurer's paradise. From the theaters on Broadway to the lights in Times Square, there is are activities for all ages. Go skating in Central Park, take a horse-and-buggy ride around Central Park South or go shopping on Fifth Avenue. Although New York is home to some of the finest restaurants on the east coast, don't forget to try the rich variety of street foods that are available. Enjoy your time in the city, and remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you are looking for budget flights to New York.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Cape Town to New York now?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor will answer all your queries about travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when taking a flight from Cape Town to New York.
What is the shortest flight from Cape Town to New York?
With the quickest possible flight time from Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) to JFK Airport being 19 hours and 35 minutes, it’s wise to have some in-flight survival tricks in your repertoire. Earplugs, a neck pillow and an eye-mask should be among the basics that go into your carry-on bag.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to New York?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to New York have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to New York with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to New York without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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